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Earlier, we reported about teen mom Bristol Palin's upcoming cameo on ABC Famliy's The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Give it up for family values!

Isn't this hypocritical and counterproductive? Isn't having Bristol Palin on the show basically glorifying teen pregnancy? The network said in a press release:

"Bristol Palin is the most famous teenage mother in America. We're thrilled to have her join us, and I think she will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that we've been exploring for a couple of seasons now."

"I am thrilled to be on this show and to be a part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy,” said Palin.

What a crock.

  • They Chose Life
  • Bristol Palin and Her Baby

Bristol Palin has chosen life. And apparently fame.

By putting a teen mom in any popular entertainment medium, ABC Family is (indirectly if not overtly) celebrating the fact that she's a teen who got pregnant.

After all, Bristol Palin is known for exactly two things:

  1. Being the daughter of Sarah Palin
  2. Getting knocked up by Levi Johnston

Now her famous mom wants to utilize that fact to make Bristol a celebrity while espousing family values at the same time. It's as disgusting as it is laughable.

Not to mention the ridiculousness of Sarah's claims last week about her family being off limits. Guess that only applies if Family Guy takes shots at them, eh?

This isn't Bristol's first dubious attempt to have it both ways. Last year, she was named Candie's "Teen Pregnancy Ambassador." What does that even mean? Especially from a clothing line whose ads feature Britney Spears in booty shorts?

2008: The seeds of celebrity (and Tripp Johnston) are sown.

Apparently it matters not, because it's all about making money off THE MOST FAMOUS TEEN MOM EVER! Really, ABC Family? This is your marketing hook?

Altruism, this is not. If education and prevention are really your goals, start doing public service announcements or donating time and money to charity.

If the Palins want to shamelessly promote the Palins and teen pregnancy, great. But let's call it what it is - self-serving PR under the guise of "education."

We want to hear what you think: What is Bristol Palin's appearance on The Secret Life of the American Teenager going to accomplish?

 

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Police in Vancouver, B.C., are hopeful that actor Andrew Koenig is alive and simply laying low. The Growing Pains star has been missing more than a week.

Investigators haven't found the actor, who has not been heard from since the week before last, but say they remain "hopeful" he's out there and is alive.

The publicity surrounding the disappearance of Koenig has triggered many tips to the Vancouver Police Department, according to Constable Tim Fanning.

"Right now we feel like we've really exhausted our resources on this case," Fanning told E! News today. "So [the many new leads are] good news."

"Our detectives are following up on a number of new tips."

Hopefully, Growing Pains star Andrew Koenig will turn up.

So far, though, police have been unable to confirm any new sightings of Koenig since February 14. Fanning declined to comment on a "despondent" letter from Koenig that his father, former Star Trek star Walter Koenig, referenced on his website.

Police have also notified officers and employees in and around Stanley Park, where Andrew was last seen and liked to visit, to stay on watch for any information.

The 41-year-old Koenig emptied out his apartment in Venice, Calif., recently, a friend says, because he wanted to start over in Vancouver, his "place for solace."

Fellow Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron recently released a statement pleading for his friend to contact him: "I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return," he said. "Andrew, if you're reading this, please call me."

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How far can young and cute carry Katie Stevens and Katelyn Epperly this season on American Idol?

It's a question worth asking because these two semifinalists don't have the strongest voices on the show.

But Stevents, at least, has the most moving personal story of any contestant: she's extremely close to her grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. The Boston native says she'd love nothing more than to achieve her dreams while her grandmother is still relatively cognizant.

Epperly, meanwhile, is a 19-year old from Iowa. She plays the piano and has served as the vocalist for Katelyn & the Bruises, a folk rock band.

Compare the hopefuls below and then vote in our poll...

  • Katie
  • Katelyn Epperly Promo Pic

Which semifinalist will go farther on American Idol?

 

We also encourage readers to sound off on a showdown between Michelle Delamor and Paige Miles. Which of these singers will do the best?

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Jayson Williams is going to prison.

The former NBA star was sentenced to five years in jail today for the 2002 crime of fatally shooting a hired limousine driver. He will be eligible for parole in 18 months.

Last month, Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in the death of Costas Christofi on February 14, 2002. He was convicted on four counts of covering up the shooting in a 2004 trial.

A clearly disturbed, dangerous person, Williams drove drunk - and into oncoming traffic - earlier this year. He averaged 13.6 rebounds per game as a member of the New Jersey Nets in 1997-98.

In court today, State Superior Court Judge Edward Coleman went along with a plea agreement that spelled out the five-year prison sentence and the potential for Williams to be released as early as summer 2011.

Choking away tears, Williams spoke out in court and apologized to Andrea Adams, Christofi's sister. He said:

"There's not a day I wake up that I don't feel sorry for what I did to Mr. Christofi and that I put you through this."

He'll have a long time in prison to consider those actions and, hopefully, turn his life around.

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Tiger Woods finally emerged from seclusion and apologized to family, friends, fans and business associates Friday in an emotional, 13-minute, prepared statement.

Saying he is deeply sorry for his actions and letting down pretty much the whole world, the golf legend began the long process of rebuilding his shattered image.

When and if he accomplishes that goal remains to be seen, but he is pulling out all the stops right now. Today, his young daughter's school got a special apology.

Tiger and Elin Nordegren Woods have issued a letter of apology to the parents at the Florida school where their 2-year-old Sam Alexis Woods attends day care.

Can Tiger claw his way back to respectability?

In the letter, Tiger says he's sorry but again blames the paparazzi as much as himself for creating an "inconvenience" around Premier Academy in Windermere.

It's not likely to move anyone to tears (like this guy) as his mea culpa did last week, but at least Woods realizes the wide-ranging consequences of his actions.

Follow the jump for the full text of the letter ...

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Joe Jonas cannot catch a football.

But it sounds like he may have caught something far more important in life: true love.

According to Great Britain's trashy newspaper The Sun, the sex-starved singer has been getting cozy with English star Pixie Lott.

Jonas and Lott were reportedly introduced through Gregg Sulkin, a British actor that appears on Wizard Of Waverly Place.

"Joe has been relentless in his pursuit of Pixie. They have known each other a while. But she was visiting LA last week and he made sure he saw her every day," a source told the tabloid. "There were five nights on the trot where they ended up hanging out and going out together."

We have no idea what "on the trot" refers to, but we can assume it's not slang for "in the bedroom."

Pic of J Squared

The anonymous insider added, about Joe:

"He has become obsessed by her. Pixie is feeling a little more guarded but there is a romance gently bubbling away. Since she got back to the UK they have been texting and calling."

OMG, Jonas Brothers fans. It's about time Joe settled down, isn't it? Kevin is married to Danielle Deleasa; while Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas appear back together. Joe doesn't wanna be left behind!

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Lindsay Lohan has serious romantic feelings for Samantha Ronson. But if it's not for her, she would want nothing to do with the vagina, she tells the Sun (UK).

The wild child says her celebrity DJ on-off girlfriend is the only female for her – and if she doesn't reunite with her, she will make a triumphant return to men.

Use protection, guys.

"I never really thought about women before, it kind of just happened with Samantha. It surprised me," Lohan said of her first foray into girl-on-girl action.

"If I wasn't with Samantha, I would probably be with a boy next. She's the only woman I'm attracted to. We love each other. We might reconcile ... maybe."

Lohan says she still "loves" Samantha Ronson – from whom she split last April – and, since they live in the same L.A. building, they see each other regularly.

That's not awkward or anything.

Freaking Crazy Chick

Among women, Lindsay Lohan has eyes only for Samantha Ronson. Reportedly, there are even times in which she has eyes that open all the way and aren't glazed over.

The pair had a tumultuous, torrid tryst that regularly landed them in the tabloids. Lohan blames the storminess as having root in the meddling of others.

Her coked-up tendencies couldn't have helped.

"Her family is very involved in her relationships and that was difficult … All the fighting stuff was just because all her friends had got involved and made me an outcast, which wasn't fair to Samantha. I think it was a jealousy thing," Lohan said.

"Mostly it was great. Everyone has ups and downs, it's normal," she adds. "But in front of the public eye they're going to take the downs and make it seem like they're a million times worse. That's something that comes with the territory."

As for the last guy believed to have tapped that, Calum Best? That fling was "over really quickly and not worth talking about. Next!" Burn, Calum Best! Burn.

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Levi Johnston is trying to make headway in the fields of TV and posing nude. It's nice to see that his baby mama, Bristol Palin, has decided to follow suit.

Well, at least the TV part.

Bristol Palin Shakes It

The daughter of Sarah Palin is coming to ABC Family as the real-life teen mom will make a cameo as herself on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Levi is in talks to appear on Desperate Housewives.

Bristol Palin will appear as one of Amy’s friends at a music program for young parents. Sarah will certainly be so proud at her girl getting more publicity.

Bristol Palin during her brief, fake engagement to Levi Johnston.

The casting announcement comes juts a week after Sarah and Bristol both made headlines by lashing out at Family Guy and its creator Seth MacFarlane.

Its depiction of a student with Down Syndrome riled up the Palins, even if the voice actress, who has Down Syndrome herself, says they should lighten up.

Is Sarah Palin being hypocritical by placing her daughter on a TV show, given that like MacFarlane, The Secret Life is just using the Palin name for ratings?

Just asking.

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Based on comments last week, it appears as though Simon Cowell has a soft spot in his heart for this season's female contestants. He's hinted that he hopes Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox or another woman is crowned the next American Idol.

But there's another female that's truly won over Simon's heart: Mezhgan Hussainy.

Mezhgan Hussainy and Simon Cowell Photo

Cowell has referred to the make-up artist as "special," while his mother has now gone on record about her son's burgeoning relationship.

In a new interview, Julie Cowell relays a conversation she had with Simon soon after he asked Hussainy to move in with him.

"What baffled me most was the complete turnaround in my son. He has always insisted, ‘I’m fine as I am, mother. I’m not going to get committed to a marriage and I certainly don’t want children.’ I used to reply, ‘You don’t know, you’ve never had them.'"

Julie adds that "Mezhgan is absolutely lovely" and that she can't believe the state of bliss in which her son finds himself.

"He looks exceptionally happy and there is such a glow about him," Julie said. "I thought, my goodness me, he’s had to reach 50 to reach this stage. I think turning 50 has made him reassess his life.

"Now I really think marriage and fatherhood for Simon are going to happen. I would like to see an official engagement, a marriage and yes, then grandchildren. Mezghan is very family orientated, so she is ideal for him."

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Yesterday, THG readers were given the challenge of writing the best caption for this picture of Joe Jonas looking less good at sports than he is at music.

Your winner for this edition of our Caption Contest is TRoo.

Congratulations! The winning entry appears below. Honorable mentions go to julie and TheGenePool. Click here for the full list of submissions.

Thank you to everyone for playing and good luck next time!

Butter Fingers

At least we know ONE of Joe's balls has descended!

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